– WT held as much as a nine point lead multiple times in the first set
– The Lady Buffs hit .359 as a team in the third set with just two attack errors
– The Lady Buffs finished the final frame on a 15-3 run for the dominating 25-12 win
– With the loss, the Jets end a 15-match winning streak dating back to September 10th
– WT moves to 3-0 all-time against Newman, claiming their first ever win over the Jets in Canyon
– The Lady Buffs claim their 1,000th program victory dating back to the 1980 season
LEADING THE WAY (Double-Digit Statistical Leaders)
Kills – Lexi Davis (WT, 12 Kills)
Assists – Jessica Jackson (WT, 32 Assists), Alexus Litts (NU, 19 Assists)
Digs – Lauren Britten (WT, 18 Digs), Anna Burton (NU, 15 Digs), Kayla Turner (NU, 13 Digs), Aspen Sanders (WT, 10 Digs)
CANYON, Texas – The Lady Buffs of West Texas A&M snapped Newman’s 15 match win streak and made a little history of their own on Saturday night as they picked up the program’s 1,000th victory dating back to the 1980 season as WT swept the Jets (25-16, 25-21, 25-12) in front of over 400 fans at the WTAMU Fieldhouse “The Box” in Canyon. The Lady Buffs move to 8-10 overall while the Jets fall to 17-5 on the season following a sweep over Texas A&M-Kingsville earlier in the afternoon.
The Lady Buffs were led offensively by Davis with a match high 12 kills on 17 swings with just one attack error to hit .647 on the night followed by Cori Haley with nine kills while Michaela Montgomery, Elisa Bentsen and Courtnee Curl all had seven, Jackson guided the WT offense with a match high 32 assists while Britten led all players with 18 digs on the night. The Lady Buffs hit .312 as a team with 46 kills on 112 swing with just 11 attack errors to go along with 41 assists, two service aces, 57 digs and nine total blocks in the match.
Newman was led offensively by Ashley Gonzalez with eight kills on 29 swings with seven attack errors to hit just .034 on the night followed by Yemina Buana and Litts with seven kills each to go along with 19 assists, Burton led the Jets with 15 digs on the night followed by Turner with 13. Newman hit .067 as a team with 29 kills on 119 swings with 21 attack errors to go along with 28 assists, two service aces, 47 digs and just two total blocks on the night.
NEXT TIME OUT
The Lady Buffs returns to Lone Star Conference action next weekend as they host Midwestern State in a Highway 287 Challenge showdown on Friday night (6 p.m.) at The Box followed by a matchup with the Cameron Aggies on Saturday afternoon starting at 2 p.m. in Canyon. The Mustangs (5-16, 0-2 LSC) have dropped their last two contests to Tarleton State and Angelo State while the Aggies (13-3, 4-3 LSC) started out the season a perfect 13-0 before dropping their last three contests to Texas Woman’s, Tarleton State and Angelo State.